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Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The abolishment of the indigenous religion in Mexico and the replacing it with the new was uppermost in the minds of Spanish officials. This was socially and politically important. The “Uprooting of ... More


Riots and Trials in London, 1840–60

Dominic Janes

in Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter surveys events in Pimlico in west London between the end of the 1840s and the end of the 1850s. In these dramatic years St. Paul's, Knightsbridge and St. Barnabas, Pimlico became the ... More


Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Elliot R. Wolfson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book explores the codependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers—Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and ... More


Reading Bleeding Trees: The Poetics of Other People's Pain

Joseph Campana

in The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239108
eISBN:
9780823239146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239108.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the conflict Spenser encountered between the project of exploring vulnerability and the imperatives of religious and cultural life in the wake of the Reformation with respect to ... More


God

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Even if ancient biblical writers did not have the philosophical training to have anticipated later Christian doctrines such as the transcendence or immanence of God, divine simplicity, even the ... More


Introduction: the Incarnation, allegory, and idolatry

Kathryn Walls

in God's only daughter: Spenser's Una as the invisible Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090370
eISBN:
9781781706510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090370.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

C. S. Lewis has, influentially, characterized the lion of FQ I.III as “a type of the natural, the ingenuous, the untaught.” But Lewis’s was an almost literal reading. The lion allegorizes, in ... More


From Stone to Flesh the Case of the Buddha

Donald S. Lopez

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the origins of the Buddha as we know him today: the friendly, peaceful, and wise embodiment of a “pure” spirituality who represents not a religion but rather a philosophy, or even ... More


Idolatry Nietzsche, Blake, and Poussin

W. J. T. Mitchell

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the difficult relationship between words and images, as religiously encoded in the Second Commandment (“You shall not make for yourself a graven image”) and as inscribed at the ... More


Nature and Other Modern Idolatries: Kosmos, Ktisis, and Chaos in Environmental Philosophy

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Not until modernity is what the ancient Greeks called kosmos, and early Christianity called ktisis (creation), termed “nature”—just as the notion of things having a nature was abandoned. Whereas ... More


Traces of Divine Fragrance, Droplets of Divine Love: The Beauty of Visible Creation in Byzantine Thought and Spirituality

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Byzantine spirituality transforms the ancient Greek sensitivity for manifestations of divinity in nature, demonstrating richly that criticisms of Christianity (such as Nietzsche’s and White’s) for ... More


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